The National Policing Institute (NPI) was established in 1970 as a non-partisan and independent nonprofit organization dedicated to pursuing excellence in policing through science and innovation. At NPI, we envision police and communities working together to implement best practices that are informed or supported by research, resulting in safe, healthy, economically thriving, and mutually trusting communities.

In support of its mission, NPI is committed to conducting research, training, and technical assistance in three strategic priority areas: 

  • Force & Firearms
  • Community Trust & Policing in a Democracy
  • Officer Safety, Wellness & Healthy Police Organization

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support state, local, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA works with communities, governments, and nonprofit organizations to reduce crime, recidivism, and unnecessary confinement, and promote a safe and fair criminal justice system. BJA has five major strategic focus areas: 

  • Reduction in violent crime, improvement in community safety, and support for public safety officers
  • Reduction in recidivism and prevention of unnecessary confinement
  • Integration of evidence-based, research-driven strategies into the day-to-day operations of BJA and the programs BJA administers and supports
  • Increasing program effectiveness with a renewed emphasis on data analysis, information sharing, and performance management
  • Ensuring organizational excellence

LISC is a non-profit with strong community partnerships that connects hard-to-tap public and private resources with underinvested places and people working to access opportunities every one of us deserves. LISC’s purpose is as it was when founded: government, foundations and for-profit companies have the capital; residents and local institutions understand the need; and LISC helps bridge the gap by offering the relationships and expertise to assist community organizations in attracting the kinds of resources that allow them to do their best work.

SRLEEA is the only non-profit organization dedicated solely to supporting and promoting law enforcement executives and agencies that serve small, rural, and tribal communities. SRLEEA’s mission is to strengthen, unite, and raise the capacity of small, rural, and tribal law enforcement leaders and agencies.